H/T – RAB
"It is not worth the while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar" – Henry David Thoreau
Free speech is about the state dictating what is or is not acceptable, it is not about free people freely expressing contempt for contemptible behaviour.
Refusal to finance a platform for thugs to spew their venomous bile does not constitute censorship.
Financing a platform constitutes support.
paraphrased from Lord Vetinari
"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
As an aside, this is possibly the best piece of writing I've read in a while. Poignant, moving, and funny as fuck: